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Greetings, Local Food lovers!
Place your order from Western Maine Market today or by 6:00 A.M. tomorrow morning for pick-up or deliver this Friday.
COVID-19 Response
The Grange market previously scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.

Western Maine Market continues to operate - bringing local food to folks in Franklin County with some added precautions.

For Farmington pick-up: We will be meeting vendors and customers OUTSIDE the Better Living Center. We will place your order in the back of your vehicle or we will step away while you pick up from ours. There will be no handing things directly from person to person.

We will be delivering orders as usual. Please leave your payment by the door or pay in advance. We will ring the bell or knock, drop off your order, and walk away without face-to-face contact. Please wait for us to step away before coming out to get your order.
New and Returning Products

Farm Fresh Eggs, mixed colors
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Chicken
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Beef
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Chuck Roast
Ground Beef
NY Sirloin Steak
Porterhouse Steak (2 Steaks per package)
Pork
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm

Breakfast Sausage (bulk)
Country Style Spare Ribs
Ham Steak (Fresh-Not Smoked)
Pork Chops (3/4 inch, bone in, 2 per package)
Pork Chops (Boneless, 2 per pack)


Vendor: Sillanpaa Family Farm

6" Griller Sausages-Garlic, 3 per pack. Really Great Garlic Flavor!
Sausage: Garlic, 1# package
Garlic Scape Puree
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Pesto
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Made with our own Certified Organic garlic scapes and olive oil. Use to start many recipes. It's also great mixed with butter for garlic bread! Can be divided into smaller containers and refrozen. Must be refrigerated.
Pinto Beans
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beans - Dry
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Garlic seconds
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Garlic
Vendor: Rustic Roots Farm
3 heads of garlic "seconds". Lots of flavor, a bit of greening in the core, but still amazing for cooking!
Radish Microgreens
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Micro
Vendor: Rustic Roots Farm
Radish microgreens to spice up your salads, omelettes, stir frys, sandwiches and wraps!
Red Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Beautiful red skin, clear white interior. A true multi-purpose spud!
Lotion
Menu Group: Personal Care
Section: Hand and Body
Category: Creams and Lotions
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Apple Sage Hand and Body Lotion: Made with Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel oils. Oat Extract and Aloe for a quick absorbing and soothing lotion. 8 oz bottle with pump. Apple Sage is a lovely, clean apple fragrance with just a hint of sage. It is our most popular scent.
Ingredients: Water, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat Extract, Aloe, Fragrance, Optiphen

(pictured) Apple Sage Lotion with Mango and Shea Butter: This is an excellent lotion for really dry skin. Mango and Shea butters are added to this lotion for extra moisture. 4 oz squeeze bottle. Ingredients: Water, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Oat Extract, Fragrance, Optiphen.

Coconut Pineapple Hand and Body Lotion: Made with Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Rice Bran oils. Aloe and Oat Extract added for a lotion that absorbs quickly and is nourishing. 8 oz bottle with pump top. Ingredients: Water, Rice Bran, Apricot Kernel, and Avocado Oils, Oat and Aloe Extracts, Fragrance, Optiphen Coconut Pineapple will remind you of summer. Sweetness of Coconut with a hint of Citrus

Lavender Chamomile Hand and Body Lotion: Our lotion includes Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Rice Bran oils, Aloe, and Oat Extract It is nourishing, but absorbs quickly. It comes in an 8 oz bottle with pump top. Scented with Lavender Essential Oil Ingredients: Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat, Aloe, and Chamomile Extracts, Optiphen

Rosemary Lavender Hand and Body Lotion: A gentle, moisturizing, and quick absorbing lotion. This lotion contains Rosemary, Lavender, and Litsea Cubeba essential oils for an earthy scent with a touch of citrus. 8 oz bottle with pump. Ingredients: Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat and Aloe extracts, and essential oils

Unscented Hand and Body Lotion: Our lotion includes avocado and rice bran oil. It is nourishing, but absorbs quickly so your hands don't feel greasy. It comes in an 8 oz bottle with pump top. This lotion is unscented. Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat and Aloe Extracts, Optiphen

Unscented Lotion with Mango and Shea Butters. Extra Moisturizing with Mango and Shea Butters. Perfect for dry, winter skin. 4 oz squeeze bottle. Ingredients: Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel Oils, Mango and Shea Butters, Emulsifying Wax, Oat Extract, Optiphen

Wildflower Honey Lotion: Gentle, moisturizing, and fast absorbing lotion. Made with Avocado and Rice bran oils. 8 oz bottle with pump.
Wildflower Honey is a sweet, floral scent. A very popular fragrance. More honey then wildflower. Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot kernel oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat and Aloe Extracts, Fragrance, Optiphen
Goat Milk Soap
Menu Group: Personal Care
Section: Soap
Category: Bar Soap
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
(pictured) Apple Sage: A gentle, cleansing bar soap made with milk from our goats. Ingredients: Goat milk, Olive, Palm, Coconut, and Sweet Almond oils, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Mica

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree: Our goat milk bar soap feels wonderful on your skin. Made with milk from our goats, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, and Sweet Almond oil. With Tea Tree and Eucalyptus essential oils.

Lavender Chamomile

Lemongrass

Oatmeal and Honey Goat Milk Soap with shea butter: This goat milk soap is great for sensitive or dry skin. In addition to Olive, Coconut, and Palm oils, we add Shea Butter and oatmeal to soothe and nourish your skin.

Rosemary Orange

Unscented Goat Milk Soap with Shea Butter: Shea Butter added for extra moisture.

Wildflower Honey

Woodsman
SEEDLING PRE-ORDERS
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Pre-Order now or no later than Thursday the 2nd of April for seedlings from Whitehill Farm. Seedlings will be delivered at planting time. Whitehill Farm will NOT be selling seedlings at the Fedco Tree Sale this year.
Eggplant
- Melanzana Violetta Lunga "Long Purple": (65-70) OP "Vibrantly purple", slim, and cylindrical 8" fruits, grown all over Italy. Plants are tall and strong.

Peppers - Hot:
- Ancho: (78) OP Heart-shaped fruits are called "poblano" when fresh. Dark green, almost black, ripening eventually to a rusty red. Mild and perfect for roasting.
- Ancho Magnifico, hybrid poblano/ancho pepper: Large fruits that ripen from green to red. Reliable and nicely not ...perfect for chile rellenos.
- (pictured) Poblano (when green) Ancho (when dried!): Poblano is a mild chili pepper that is called an ancho chili when it is dried. The ripened red peppers are much hotter and flavorful than the green peppers. They measure 3-6 inches long by 2-3 inches wide. Traditional for chile rellenos.


Peppers - Pimiento & Paprika:
- Boldog Hungarian Paprika: (71) OP Sweet and slightly spicy paprika pepper good enough to eat fresh, use for cooking, and to dry for paprika powder. Bears lots of 6x4" tapered, 2-lobed bright red fruits. Blue Ribbon winner at the 2008 Common Ground Fair!


Tomatoes - Cherry
- Amy's Apricot Cherry Tomato: 75 days, Delicious fruit ...MOSTLY a warm apricot color! Vigorous and productive plants! But a challenging variety to offer. Plants vary a lot, even after years of vigorous selection by the Southern Exposure Seed folks. It tends strongly toward the intensely fruity, sweet, luscious orange spheres we originally described. Many plants bear red fruits, and a wide range of orange types is present as well, in clusters of 2-12 and sizes of ½ - 1½ in.
- Amy's Sugar Gem: (mid-I) OP What a find! I admit it, I grew it at first reluctantly, because of the name... but it's a keeper! Large for a cherry, 1" to 1 ½", the bright red fruits have great flavor. And I found that they dry as well as, or better than, Principe Borghese.
- Black Cherry: (65-I) OP The typical rich "black" tomato flavor in firm and juicy two-bite cherries. Tall plants produce until frost. Common Ground Fair Blue Ribbon for us in 2006!
- Gardener's Delight: (65-I) OP a.k.a. Sugar Lump This bright red, crack-resistant, sweet cherry yields 3/4-1" fruits that come in clusters of 6-12 right till frost. Common Ground Fair Blue Ribbon for us in 2008!
- Green Grape: (70-D) OP One of our favorites. Large cherries, about 1 1/2 bites, are a bright green with dusty yellow shoulders and positively explode with flavor. Bred the old-fashioned way by Tom Wagner, who also developed Green Zebra. Common Ground Fair Blue Ribbon winner for us in 2006!
- Matt's Wild: (60-I) OP Incredibly high sugar content gives this tiny bright red cherry tomato a wallop of flavor! From the Hidalgo region in Mexico, where they are found growing wild. Self seeds! Common Ground Fair Blue Ribbon for us in 2008!
- Peacevine: (78-I) OP BACK!
Basil Seedlings, Mixed 6-pack:
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Herb Seedlings
Category: Basil
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Genovese, Large Leaf, Lettuce Leaf, Round Midnight (purple). Nice mix of colors and flavors! Perfect for sauces, salsa, pesto, and salads!